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Make sure to check out a first review of the Fincher episodes below.
January 17th was David Fincher's 'House of Cards' premiere in London, and with this very informative photo gallery you can get an impression of the very beautiful dresses and 'sharp grey suits' that were presented on the red carpet. If you know what I mean.
And while that is all very nice, I am hoping we will get a decent and in-depth review of the actual content of the film soon. Expectations, as usual of course for a Fincher film, are high as they could be.
And by the way. This is probably the first time I actually remember this: Today, January 18th 2013, is actually this blog's sixth birthday. Thank you all for dropping by and sharing my enthusiasm for one of the world's finest directors working today, and my very best thank you to all contributors for sharing their Fincher finds!
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The ever watchful Robert Paulson has pointed me to this review that popped up, on The Manipulated Living blog.
"House of Cards is everything I wanted it to be and more. Of course it’s a perfectly crafted, beautifully shot and phenomenally acted political thriller. Spacey is deliciously evil, a manipulative bastard you love to love as he addresses the camera, winks at you and gives you inside information. Kate Mara is fantastic - I’m sure more will happen as the series progresses, at the moment she is literally like the nicer American reporter sister of Lisbeth Salander from TGWTDT - a reporter but one who isn’t afraid to be in the ‘morally grey area,’ meeting Spacey in the shadows “a deep-throat moment”, and fucking politicians careers with her articles.
There are unexpected, great moments of humour - but it feels suitably dirty, corrupt, yellow: perfect Fincher territory. Lots of his usuals in the credits. Fincher has directed the first two episodes but from the Q&A afterwards it seems his ‘stamp’ is felt throughout - him being an exec producer as well. It’s still settling. It certainly feels like Dragon Tattoo. The fast talking political spew reminds me of West Wing. Spacey’s pieces to camera make me think of Ferris Bueller. But it works, and I really love it."
Go there for the full story, the lucky guy meeting Fincher and all.